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Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Thu 28 Jul 2016, 11:37 am

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Manager: Dean Richards
Head Coach: John Wells
Forwards Coach: Micky Ward
Defence Coach: John Wells
Attack Coach: Dave Walder
Lineout Coach: Scott Macleod
Skills Coach: Mark Laycock

Current Squad (A= Academy):
Forwards
Props:
TH - Jon Welsh, Scott Wilson, Paddy Ryan, Davy Wilson
LH - Sami Mavinga, Rob Vickers, Sam Lockwood, Adam Brocklebank (A), Joshua Chisanga (A), Trevor Davison (A)

Hookers: Ben Sowrey, Kyle Cooper, Scott Lawson
Santiago Socino (A) Jamie Blamire (A)

Second Rows: Callum Green, Mauritz Botha, Will Witty, Sean Robinson , Evan Olmstead, Nick Civetta, Glen Youngs, Tevita Cavubati, Andrew Davidson
Josh Williams (A), Max Davies (A)

Back Row: Will Welch, Nili Latu, Mark Wilson, Harrison Orr, Opeti Fonua, Ally Hogg, Ryan Burrows, Gary Graham
Calum Chick,  Simon Uzokwe (A)

Backs
SH's: Sonatane Tukulua, Micky Young, Sam Stuart
Ruaridh Dawson (A), Dan Taylor (A)

Fh's: Mike Delaney, Joel Hodgson, Toby Flood,  Craig Willis
Brett Connon (A)

Centres: Juan Pablo Socino, Chris Harris, Dom Waldouck, Maxine Mermoz, Josh Matavesi, Joel Matavesi, Tom Penny
Ben Stevenson (A),

Wing: Sinoti Sinoti, Zac Kibirige, Veriniki Goneva, DTH Van der Merve
Adam Radwan (A), Cameron Cowell (A)

FB's: Alex Tait, Simon Hammersley


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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Wed 10 May 2017, 9:36 am

Interesting on the unoffy theres a few mixed feelings about the Flood signing. That he's not been electric over in France and is only coming for the money etc.

I think he's a good signing and hopefully will be a good mentor for Hodgson, Willis and Connon - something Delayney was supposed to be but failed miserably!

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by LondonTiger on Wed 10 May 2017, 9:51 am

He has not been great at Toulouse, but in very weird circumstances.

He has far too much professional pride to merely take the wages, and I am sure will be an upgrade on your current situation.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed 10 May 2017, 10:02 am

I'm super happy.

He's not been amazing for Toulouse but either have the rest of them tbh, he can only work with whats around him. He'll be a huge upgrade on Delaney anyway.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Wed 10 May 2017, 10:53 am

Totally agree....

Him and Hodgson give us two nice different options for different teams and games.

Hopefully Delayney will be sent on his way and Willis can then be played in the games he needs to continue his development as well.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Wed 10 May 2017, 10:54 am

I see David Nelson is on his way to Doncaster permanently.

Didn't come through as I thought he might.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Fri 12 May 2017, 11:33 am

Confirmed Leavers so far:

Marcus Watson - Wasps
Ben Harris - Wasps
Andrew Forster - Rotheram
Alex Rodgers - Apparently off to Richmond
Adam Powell - Saracens
David Nelson (Doncaster)
Sam Egerton (becoming a lawyer)

Rumours to be confirmed:

Joshua Chisanga hasn't made the grade switching to prop so is being released
Harrison Orr is away also.

Two further signings thought to be announced next week - one thought to be young former Exeter Prop Jack Stanley. Looks like they'll be trying to do another Keiron Brookes by rejuvenating a young lad who seems to have lost his way abit.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Mon 15 May 2017, 6:23 am

Not much to argue withe there GF, none bar Watson have really made the grade.

I'd like to see a few more locks coming off the books, Botha and one other maybe. Delany is a bit of an odd one, will he take a pay off?

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Mon 15 May 2017, 12:15 pm

Yeah Sgt, I think Botha and the American will be off. The two kids Williams and Davies look better to work with



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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Tue 16 May 2017, 12:46 pm

Dan temm confirmed off to Ealing

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Tue 16 May 2017, 7:15 pm

Wilson in the list for prem players of the season!!!

Awesome effort!!

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by LondonTiger on Thu 18 May 2017, 2:08 pm

GeordieFalcon wrote:Yeah Sgt, I think Botha and the American will be off. The two kids Williams and Davies look better to work with

With Falcons playing a home game in Philadelphia in September, maybe "the America" will stay for commercial reasons?

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Post by TrailApe on Thu 18 May 2017, 3:42 pm

With Falcons playing a home game in Philadelphia in September, maybe "the America" will stay for commercial reasons?

oooh - controversial - some of the supporters are spitting feathers over this, not a happy bunch at the minute.
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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Mon 22 May 2017, 10:57 am

Yeah they're not happy as its a Newcastle home game that they are paying for as part of the season ticket.

I think its funny how Saracens are involved and were in the game v London Irish over in the states as well yet non was THEIR home game?

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Mon 22 May 2017, 11:21 am

I can't see the issue with the club set to receive 3 times the amount they'd get from a normal game. We are a business end of the day, I think it's a clever move by the club.

This one game could of paid for Flood coming in I guess.


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Post by Scottrf on Mon 22 May 2017, 11:51 am

Philadelphia? Saints fans were up in arms about games being held at Milton Keynes!
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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Mon 22 May 2017, 12:31 pm

Yeah very true Sgt. Good exposure.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Hazel Sapling on Mon 22 May 2017, 1:20 pm

What is Newcastle's squad looking like for next season? Will Andrew Davidson get a look in at lock (agree about Botha not looking like he makes the grade)? Is Flood being looked at as more of a 12 in the starting 23 (with Hodgeson at 10) or as a 10 (with Socino or Mermoz at 12)?

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Mon 22 May 2017, 2:26 pm

Can't see Davidson getting much game time but you never know.

Backline looks really good with options at centre and wing, more than we've ever had really. I imagine a starting of:

9. Tukulua
10. Flood/Hodgson
11. Sinoti/DTH
12. Mermoz/Matevesi/Socino
13. Mermoz/DTH
14. Goneva
15. Tait/Hammers

Really excited to see us in action.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Mon 22 May 2017, 2:55 pm

Andrew Davidson is a work in progress. He may get some run outs in games in the cup and euro cup etc. He did impress me the few games I saw of him.

He'll get plenty of games in the A league though. But he has a lot of really good locks in his way. We are VERY strong in that department.

Backline looks great. But lets hope the pack gives us enough ball. Please let Lockwood be fit and fully recovered and Mavinga equally ready to challenge for that LH spot.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Mon 22 May 2017, 4:25 pm

Catterick retires.

Real shame for the lad, cracking player on his day.

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Mon 22 May 2017, 7:04 pm

Yeah just saw that Sgt. Shame... But expected.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue 23 May 2017, 4:58 am

And Vickers gets a new deal.......wow

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Tue 23 May 2017, 9:19 am

I can understand Vickers getting a deal.

He's always fit, experienced and solid. With less games he'll be a good back up. And he works his socks off in the rucks, tackling etc.

Also the jury is still out on Mavinga and Lockwood as we've never seen them play to be honest. We hope they will be class but only time will tell.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Wed 31 May 2017, 7:29 pm

we've signed another England 7's player (winger /fb) Cameron Cowell

Hope he turns out as good as Marcus Watson, but this time stays with us.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Ozzy3213 on Wed 31 May 2017, 7:33 pm

He's ex London Irish academy GF and is a cracking little player ball in hand. Was gutted when he went to 7s but could see why as he was pretty small when he left. Not sure if he's any bigger now, but hope he goes well with you.
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Post by GeordieFalcon on Wed 31 May 2017, 7:49 pm

It'll be interesting what they do with him Ozzy.

Says hes a scrummy aswell...I wonder if that's the plan? Or to just keep him as a winger

We are top heavy with wingers
Sinoti
Goneva
DTH Van der Merve
Kibirige
Marshall (academy rapid lightweight winger)
Radwan (academy rapid lightweight winger )
Cowell (academy rapid lightweight winger)

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Wed 31 May 2017, 8:22 pm

Apparently Dan Marshall has been released...

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Post by Ozzy3213 on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 10:25 am

I've never seen him play SH and not sure about his passing, but he's still young enough to potentially give it a crack.
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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 10:41 pm

Lock Glen Youngs and Back row Calum Chick have not
Been promoted to the senior squad from the senior academy squad.

Chick is a massive talent on his way Through!

Back rower Archie Erskine, TH Prop Andrew foster, hooker Davd Nelson and winger Dan Marshall have been released.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 10:43 pm

TH prop scares me! If both the Wilsons are as injury hit as last season we are royally screwed!

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